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Protest the Hero

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They havereleasedtheEP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label UndergroundOperations.OnJanuary 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was releasedin CanadaonAugust 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support ofKezia aswellas taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007andfinis ...read more

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They havereleasedtheEP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label UndergroundOperations.OnJanuary 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was releasedin CanadaonAugust 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support ofKezia aswellas taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007andfinishedthe recording August of that year. The album, Fortress, was released on January 29th on Vagrant Records.

Many of their older lyrics contain obvious political/social commentary, especially concerning the United States.However,ontheir latest release this commentary has been toned down significantly, using persistent themes and metaphorsratherthanblatant accusation, demonstrating their new outlook on the world and as song writers. Protest the Hero citesBetweentheBuried and Me, Jorge Salan and The Red Chord as some of their main musical influences, and Fyodor DostoevskyandDaneCook as some of their inspirational influences.

The band comprises 5 members: Rody Walker (lead vocals), Tim Millar (guitars, live backup vocals), Luke Hoskin(leadguitars,live backup vocals, piano), Moe Carlson (drums) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass guitar, live death vocals). Eachmemberof theband has developed their trade significantly over the years they have been together. For their most recentalbum,ratherthan writing songs in their musical boundaries, Protest wrote music that they could not play, and thenforcedthemselves tolearn how to play it over the last two years.

Protest the Hero's popularity is slowly expanding outside of punk/metal/hardcore scenes in and around the citiesandtownsthey have performed in. Now teamed up with Universal Music Canada for distributional services, Protest the Herohopestobecome popular over most of Canada and, with their recent signing to Vagrant Records, the United States as well.In2004they won the Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Metal Artist/Group, beating more knownbandAlexisonfire.They were nominated for the 2006 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards' Favourite Metal Artist/Group, whichwaspresentedduring the first week in March. In addition, members of the band appeared in a televised commercial fortheinstrument store,Long & Mcquade. « hide

Similar Bands: SikTh, The Human Abstract, Between the Buried and Me, Propagandhi, Destrage

LPs
Volition
10/29/2013

3.9
1,029 Votes
Scurrilous
2011

3.7
1,756 Votes
Fortress
2008

4.1
3,287 Votes
Kezia
2005

4.1
2,836 Votes
EPs
Pacific Myth
2016

3.8
103 Votes
Sequoia Throne: Remixed
2008

1.5
150 Votes
A Calculated Use of Sound
2003

3.2
398 Votes
Search for the Truth
2002

2.7
68 Votes
3 Track Demo
2002

2
1 Votes
Live Albums
Gallop Meets the Earth
2009

3.1
167 Votes
Compilations
The Best of Protest the Hero
10/01/2013

2.5
6 Votes
Fortress (Instrumental)
2008

4.1
210 Votes

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